Queen Elizabeth II dies at the age of 96


Buckingham Palace on Thursday announced that Queen Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 96.

In statement, the palace said, “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

Meanwhile, mourning on her mother’s death Charles said, “We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.”

Earlier on Thursday, the Queen’s doctors placed her under “medical supervision” in Balmoral Castle in Scotland, which is her residence.

Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-serving British monarch and female head of state in history. She served for 70 years.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed his grief.

Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said, “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be remembered as a stalwart of our times. She provided inspiring leadership to her nation and people. She personified dignity and decency in public life. Pained by her demise. My thoughts are with her family and the people of the UK in this sad hour.”

PM Modi also shared some pictures on Twitter and said, “I had memorable meetings with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during my UK visits in 2015 and 2018. I will never forget her warmth and kindness. During one of the meetings she showed me the handkerchief Mahatma Gandhi gifted her at her wedding. I will always cherish that gesture.”

Moreover, in 1926, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born and, at the age of 25, she ascended to the throne in 1952.

However, Elizabeth II married Philip Mountbatten, a former prince of Greece and Denmark, in 1947. In 2021, her husband, Philip Mountbatten, died and together they have four children: Charles, Prince of Wales, Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.